- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians tossed out more than a half-ton of prescription drugs during a Kentucky State Police drive to properly dispose of unneeded medications.

State police say the national “Take Back” initiative brought in 1,100 pounds of prescription medications last Saturday.

The Drug Enforcement Administration organized the program.

State police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says throwing out the medications through such efforts helps prevent theft, misuse and abuse. Brewer says it is also a way to cut down on the possibility of accidental poisoning of young children at home.

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